Thursday, May 30, 2013

Barry's Bootcamp 5 Day Academy Review: Shoulders & Back

Barry's Bootcamp 5 Day Academy: Shoulders & Back
Joey Gonzalez, 2006 

Joey leads this workout with a group 6 exercisers in the BBC gym & you can see some treadmill runners on the side. This dvd includes a cardio, treadmill cardio, and strength workout. You will need dumbbells & a step for the strength, a step for the cardio, a treadmill for the treadmill. There is a music off option (though I love the music!)

Strength: (46 min) Joey thoroughly works the shoulders & back and he provides some great core work as well. After a w/u, exercises include: weighted punches, row variations, push up to renegade row, upright rows, short & long lever lat raise, cuban press, cable pull, arms extended dumbbell twist & static hold, & lying pullover. Interspersed core work includes toe reaches, weighted V twists, hi plank hold, side plank hold, oblique side bends, standing toe & heel touches, & cross knee pulls. Each exercise is performed for 30-90 seconds.

Cardio: (19 minutes) This is pretty much nonstop pretty high intensity cardio! Exercises include: jogging, hi knee run, jacks, jump rope (air), mogul jumps, side to side jumps, compass jumps, jogging rope, hi jumps, single leg hop, & runner knee pulls. Each exercise is performed for 30 seconds and this circuit is performed twice.

Treadmill Cardio: The screen shows the speed & incline goal, and has a timer. I didnt do the w/o as I dont have a treadmill but upon preview

I rate these advanced workouts- with heavy poundage he really nails your back & frys your shoulders! Joey does a bit too much demo'ing the moves before we actually start for my tastes but other than that I really enjoy this dvd. Really burns those shoulders out & simple straight forward & effective cardio. Great cuing & form pointers. I did not receive this set to review.